For a long while there was a blog I enjoyed at http://thxthxthx.com/ Leah Dieterich, the author would post three little gratitudes a day. She wrote mini thank you notes to whatever she felt gratitude for, (just like her mom had taught her). Something like this:
• Thanks open window, you invite birdsong into my kitchen which is calming and beautiful
• Thanks past Timmy, you made me all this cold brew that I can enjoy this morning as I sit down and start my day.
• Thanks glasses, you are so helpful when it’s time for me to drive to the store and buy groceries.
Gratitude in direct address has stuck with me ever since. It’s quirky and charming. I like actually thanking the things I enjoy, and letting them know why I enjoy them, what they are adding to my life. It’s just so . . . cool! (And goofy). Both of which appeal to me.
Thank you blog reader. Writing a few times a week helps me develop thoughts and gives me an excuse to draw fun pictures. I’m happy we’ve gotten to share a bit of time together.
[I end most blog posts with a fun drawing. This week I’ll posting a little musical sketch from “The Fearless Songwriting Challenge,” I host. To find out more join the email list below!]
The moon floats up
The day counts down
The bartender antes up the opening round
The Jukebox plays
The needle drops
The curtain closes at the coffee shop
It’s ferry through the river Floor
It’s a fecund field raising just one more
The TV cheers
The taps top off
The quicker brown liquor opens up it’s shop
The night grows up
The chairs fall down
The art bender nothers up one more round
It’s a brick that floats just like a stone
It’s beerly lease paid on second home
Dinners served in take out bag
Sponge baths taken with a used bar rag
A coronation in a paper sac
A fight where the ground is fighting back
The night counts down
The sun attacks
The grass needs mowing but it’s on it’s back
The Headache pounds
The jukebox stopped
The curtains opened at the coffee shop